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[EVENT] Gwangju World Human Rights Cities Forum

  Gwangju World Human Rights Cities Forum Happening Now! In collaboration with Gwangju Metropolitan City, Korean Association of Human Rights Studies, Asia Development Alliance, UCLG and KOICA, ADN organized the International Human Rights Cities Network Workshop in Gwangju, Korea. Jinho Song, Vice-President of KOICA and Jong-je Jeong, Vice-Mayor of Gwangju Metropolitan City gave the opening remarks. Former ADN Secretary General Anselmo Lee is

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[STATEMENT] PAKISTAN: Rights Activists Detained and Arrested for Taking Part in Peace Rally Must Be Released Immediately

  PAKISTAN: Rights Activists Detained and Arrested for Taking Part in Peace Rally Must Be Released Immediately   October 16, 2018 SEOUL, KOREA – Pakistan’s arrest of rights activist is an attempt to silence the voice of the people, an increasing trend of suppression in the country. Pakistan authorities started to crack down on those who participated and organized in a peaceful rally that took place in August 2018, in which thousands gathered

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[EVENT] International Human Rights Cities Network (HRC-Net) Workshop (Oct 19-20)

International Human Rights Cities Network (HRC-Net) Workshop: Localizing SDGs and Peace in Human Rights Cities – Pathways for Peaceful, Just, Inclusive and Sustainable Communities Date: October 19-20, 2018 Location: Gwangju, South Korea Co-Organizers: Gwangju Metropolitan City, Korean Association of Human Rights Studies (KAHRS), Asia Development Alliance (ADA), and the Asia Democracy Network (ADN) in partnership with the United Cities and Local

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[ADN Publication] CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL DEMOCRACY DAY: “A Hope for Better Democracy in Asia”

  Seoul, Korea -  On this day 15 September 2018, the Asia Democracy Network welcomes the celebration of International Democracy day  extending appreciation and solidarity to all democracy advocates who stand  for democratic principles around the world. On this auspicious occasion it’s vital  to acknowledge regression as well as progress on the front of defending and promoting democracy.  This year, we are at a critical juncture where

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[EVENT] Documentary Screening, Me Vang Nha: When Mother’s Away

[Documentary Screening] Me Vang Nha: When Mother’s Away “We each only have one life to live but if given the choice, I would still do it exactly the same. I hope everyone will soon raise their own voice and fight for their rights so that they can overcome their own fears, and build a better and greater nation.” These were the last words of Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, also known as the ‘Mother Mushroom’ who is a 39-year-old top blogger in Vietnam,

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[EVENT] Asian Electoral Stakeholders Forum IV

  Ichal Supriadi, Secretary General of ADN moderating the last plenary on the outcomes of the thematic sessions at the Asian Electoral Stakeholders Forum IV.

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[Article] The will of civil society to promote and defend democracy in Asia

  The will of civil society to promote and defend democracy in Asia Article by Ichal Supriadi, Asia Democracy Network A call for democratic unity After decades of the promotion of and struggles for democracy, we are at a serious junction where the global rise in intolerance and populist authoritarianism has put the future of democracy in doubt. The Asian continent has not escaped this infection. Many countries that were once seen as champions

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[EVENT] Contemporary State of Electoral Transparency and Integrity in Asia

  Former ADN Advocacy Director and current Executive Director of Bersih, Mr. Yap Swee Seng, currently giving a presentation on Malaysia case in the panel on “Contemporary State of Electoral Transparency and Integrity In Asia”

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[EVENT] The 4th Asian Electoral Stakeholder Forum in Colombo, Sri Lanka

  ADN member ANFREL is now kicking off their 4th Asian Electoral Stakeholder Forum in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Over 200 participants from not only across Asia but across the globe have gathered to discuss Advancing Election Transparency and Integrity: Promoting and Defending Democracy Together. The President of Sri Lanka, Maithripala Sirisena gave a speech to open the event!

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[EVENT] Secretary General Speech given at the opening session of the Asia Democracy Conference (ADC)

  Secretary General Speech given at the opening session of the Asia Democracy Conference (ADC)   “Peace and Democracy – Democracy Transition and Social Integration in Asia”   Colombo, 24-25 August 2018   Honorable Vice Chairman of Korea Democracy Foundation (KDF), Mr. Jinwoo Jeong, Respectful Director of the Institute for Korean Democracy Mr. Hyungsik Shin Former Secretary General of ADN, Anselmo Lee, Regional Coordinator of

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